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12.1 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens System Camera

Details
DMC-G10K
Features
  • Double Live View: Double Live View works with both the LCD and the Live View Finder
  • HD Movie Recording: HD movie recording (Motion JPEG: 1280 x 720p at 30 fps)
  • Intelligent Auto Mode: Press backlit iA button to capture beautiful photos and movies

Features



Double Live View for Easy, Accurate Shooting
Use Full-Time Live View with Both the LCD and the Live View Finder

Full-time Live View works with both the LCD and the Live View Finder. This means that, no matter which way you shoot, you see before you shoot how adjusting the exposure compensation, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the image. On the G10, both the LCD and the Live View Finder boast true Full-time Live View capability.


Photos and HD Movies with All the Beauty You Can Imagine
12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor:
Higher Image Quality, Lower Power Consumption

The G10's 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor offers the best of both worlds the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. This sensor is also advantageous for photo and movie recording with its high S/N, thanks to an advanced circuit structure that is unaffected by the noise generated in each of the circuits. It results in clear images even when taken at high ISO sensitivity.


Capture Magnificent Shots with a Single Press of the iA Button

With the G10 you're always ready for those sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. Just press the dedicated iA button and aim the camera at your subject. The G10 automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems to capture great photos.

Face Recognition
This function recognizes the faces of up to three people that have been registered in the camera, and displays the names on the LCD. The G10 then optimizes the focus and brightness of the recognized faces and captures them clearly and beautifully. *Turn the Face Recognition item on and register subjects with a full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance. Refer to the back page for details.
AF Tracking
Once you focus on your subject, AF Tracking automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus even if it moves until you press the shutter release.
Intelligent Exposure
The camera can correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash.
Intelligent Scene Selector
This function automatically selects the most suitable Scene mode for the situation. Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Close-up or Sunset.
Face Detection AF/AE
This function determines if there are any faces in the image and adjusts the focus and exposure to capture them correctly.
Intelligent ISO Control
If the subject moves as you shoot, it automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to help prevent subject blur.
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
Gyrosensors built into the lens detect hand-shake and an O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate, assisting you in getting clear, beautiful, blurfree photos.



My Color Mode: For More Creative Shooting

While taking photos My Color mode makes it easy to capture creative images. Just aim the camera and select any of seven preset effects, including Silhouette, Expressive, Pure and others, while checking the image in live view. The Custom setting lets you adjust the color, brightness and saturation to your liking, to further expand your creative palette.


Advanced Technology Packs Higher Image Quality into a Smaller, Lighter Body
The High-Speed, High-Performance Venus Engine HD II

The Venus Engine HD II incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also the Venus Engine HD II features a new circuit that makes Intelligent Resolution Technology possible.


Intelligent Resolution Technology
Brings Out the Detail

In iA mode, the G10 automatically identifies parts with outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas, and optimizes the edge emphasis on the outlines and detailed texture areas while using the Venus Engine noise reduction process to make the soft gradation areas smoother. You can capture stunning images with details you've never seen before in both photo and movie recording.


Dust Reduction System Protects the Image Sensor

If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you're changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in photos. The G10 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles. This keeps the image sensor clean at all times and eliminates the need for cumbersome maintenance procedures.


A Variety of Lenses to Choose From More Creative Tools to Enjoy
LUMXI G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.

This lens features built-in O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) and covers a focal distance of 28mm to 84mm (35mm camera equivalent). A multicoating process on each lens minimizes ghosts and flaring, so you capture clear, beautiful images in every shooting situation from simple snapshots to family portraits to scenic landscape shots.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Camera Type
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Image Sensor
    • Image Sensor Size
    • Dust Reduction System
    • Mount
    • Focus
    • AF detective range
    • Focus Others
    • AF/AE Lock
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • White Balance Adjustment
    • Color Temperature Setting
    • White Balance Bracket
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
    • Light Metering System
    • Light Metering
    • Metering Range
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Shutter Speed/Shutter System
    • Self Timer
    • Recording Format
    • Image Quality
    • Color Space
    • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • Motion Picture Recording 4:3
    • Motion Picture Recording 16:9
    • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Title Edit
    • Text Stamp/Date Stamp
    • Protection/Erase
    • Flash Synchronization
    • Viewfinder
    • Auto eye sensor
    • LCD Monitor
    • LCD mode
    • Live View
    • Live View: Other Functions
    • Film Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • HDMI
    • Direct Print
    • Color
    • Power
    • Battery Life
    • Operating Humidity
    • Operating Temperature
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Flash Output Adjustment
    • Hot shoe
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • DPOF Print Setting/Set Production
    • Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling
    • Remote Control
    • My Color Mode
    • Burst Speed
    • BURST SHOOTING: Number of recordable images
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • USB
    • Audio video output
    • Remote / External microphone input
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
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Reviews

DMC-G10K is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from G10 brilliant panasonic Fantastic quality results equal to G2 in every way. You can print A4 with even cropped images. Well done Panasonic
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving It
Date published: 2011-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BUY YET
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from biggest bang for the buck The G-10 is an incredible deal packed with great features. The OIS and AF are lightning fast and the controls are very intuitive. The camera is surprising compact and light yet very solid feeling. It's a great backup and second camera to go along with my GH1.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera ever This camera is the best I ever had
Date published: 2010-03-09
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Support

Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
Owner's Manuals
FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can I use the touch shutter function while recording video?
    No, photos cannot be shot while recording video.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • Will the camera stop continuous recording video using the SDHC or SDXC when it reaches 4GB ?
    In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. In MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.

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